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Definitions of mechanical

  1. relating to or concerned with machinery or tools; "mechanical arts"; "mechanical design"; "mechanical skills" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lacking thought or feeling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics; "a belief that the universe is a mechanical contrivance"; "the mechanical pressure of a strong wind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the quantitative relations of force and matter, as distinguished from mental, vital, chemical, etc.; as, mechanical principles; a mechanical theory; mechanical deposits. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Done as if by a machine; uninfluenced by will or emotion; proceeding automatically, or by habit, without special intention or reflection; as, mechanical singing; mechanical verses; mechanical service. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Made and operated by interaction of forces without a directing intelligence; as, a mechanical universe. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Obtained by trial, by measurements, etc.; approximate; empirical. See the 2d Note under Geometric. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A mechanic. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Pertaining to the laws of matter and motion; pertaining to, or produced by, machines or machinery; as, mechanical toys; done without thought, as from force of habit; as, a mechanical smile or gesture. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Mechanically. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Mechanicalness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Performed by means of some apparatus, not manual. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Pertaining to mechanics; produced by or as by a machine; automatic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Constructed according to the principles of mechanics; applying to machines; acting as a mere machine: done in the manner of a machine, or by force of mere habit; pertaining to artisans or mechanics: acting by physical power, without chemical change. Mechanical philosophy, a philosophy which would account for things on the principles of mere mechanics. Mechanical powers, the lever, the wheel and axle, the pulley, the inclined plane, the wedge, and the screw, the elementary contrivances of which all machines are composed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Pert. to machines; constructed or performed according to the laws of mechanics; physical, or not chemical; manual, or not mental; done by a machine; done by mere force of habit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Of or pertaining to a machine or to machinery or tools; made or formed by a machine or with tools; as, mechanical precision; mechanical products. mso.anu.edu.au
  18. Having relation to, or produced or accomplished by, the use of mechanism or machinery. Used chielly in patent law. See compound terms infra. thelawdictionary.org
  19. Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the quantitative relations of force and matter on a macroscopic scale, as distinguished from mental, vital, chemical, electrical, electronic, atomic etc.; as, mechanical principles; a mechanical theory; dictgcide_fs
  20. An epithet given to irritating bodies, which do not act chymically- as a mechanical irritant. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  21. [Greek] Of, pertaining to, or dependent upon mechanics, or the forces which govern masses of matter and their relations to one another; acting in accordance with these forces, and not in a chemical or vital fashion, as M. stimuli. M. antidote, see Antidote. na
  22. [Greek] Machine-like; performed in a uniform, monotonous manner, and apparently without the intervention of the will; as M. actions. na
  23. [Greek] Produced by m. means; as M. vertigo. na
  24. Of machines or mechanism; the m. powers, lever, wheel& axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, screw; of the nature of handicraft; working, produced, by machinery; m. drawing (done with compasses &c.); (of persons or actions) like machines, automatic, lacking originality; (of agencies, principles, &c.) belonging to mechanics, often opp. to chemical, as air is a m. mixture, not a chemical compound; (of theories &c.) explaining phenomena by assumption of mechanical action, whence mechanicalism n.; of mechanics as a science. Hence mechanically adv., mechanicalness a. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Pertaining to mechanics. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. Caused or produced by machinelike forces or agencies. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. Acting by virtue of physical as opposed to vital or chemical properties. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. n. One skilled in mechanics; a machinist. Cabinet Dictionary
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